Earlier this year, Better Wyoming launched a grassroots campaign aimed at the 2024 legislative session to support more affordable healthcare access, following up on our win last year helping to pass “Medicaid for Moms.”
The campaign started quietly—we used social media and text messages to distribute a survey about local healthcare issues in targeted communities, connecting with people from a huge variety of backgrounds and beliefs.
Hundreds of people have taken the survey, and each person who did received a phone call from a Better Wyoming organizer to learn more about the person’s perspectives and concerns.
Building on these new relationships, and bringing in Better Wyoming’s existing base of healthcare access supporters, we hosted a series of healthcare summits across Wyoming. This was the first step toward collectively deciding our demands for lawmakers during the 2024 session.
Read more about the Cheyenne event via the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle.
Read more about the Lander event via the Lander Journal.
From these summits, our convserations, and a statewide call, Better Wyoming was able to narrow down to four areas that people around Wyoming wanted to focus on to improve healthcare access around Wyoming.
These four areas are affordability, accessbility, improved access to mental health, and addressing the provider shortage. During the 2024 legislative session, Better Wyoming will keep an eye on proposed legislation that addresses these issues and will work on introducing other legislation that addresses healthcare access in Wyoming.